The 2021 Grammy nominations have been announced, and Syracuse native Post Malone is up for three of the top prizes.
Malone’s album “Hollywood’s Bleeding” has been nominated for Album of the Year and hit single “Circles” received nods in the Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories. It’s the second time he’s been nominated for Album of the Year and Record of the Year; “Beerbongs & Bentleys” and standout track “Rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage) were nominated at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Malone, 25, is one of only two artists nominated in all three major categories this year — “Don’t Start Now” singer Dua Lipa is the other — and the competition will be fierce.
Superstar Beyoncé is up for nine Grammys, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year; Black Pumas is both up for Record of the Year and Album of the Year; and Taylor Swift is up for Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Other top nominees include Billie Eilish, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Coldplay, Haim, H.E.R. and Megan Thee Stallion.
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Post Malone was born Austin Richard Post on July 4, 1995, in Syracuse, N.Y. He lived in Central New York until he was 10, when his family moved to Texas because his father was offered a job working for the Dallas Cowboys. He’s long said he was born in Syracuse but “reps Dallas,” though his family still owns a home in Baldwinsville.
“Hollywood’s Bleeding” is Posty’s third album, featuring hits “Wow,” “Goodbyes,” “Circles” and the No. 1 smash “Sunflower,” plus big name collaborations like “Take What You Want” (feat. Ozzy and Scott), “Internet” (with Kanye West credited as a co-writer), “Die for Me” (feat. Halsey and Future), “Myself” (co-written by Father John Misty and Emile Haynie), “Staring at the Sun” (feat. SZA) and “On the Road” (feat. Meek Mill & Lil Baby). Since its release in 2019, Malone has also appeared on popular songs like “Tommy Lee” (with Tyla Yaweh), “Tap In” (Remix with Saweetie, DaBaby and Jack Harlow) and “Wolves” (with Big Sean).
Malone now has been nominated for a total of nine Grammy Awards.
He has recently branched out beyond music, acting opposite Mark Wahlberg in the Netflix film “Spenser Confidential” earlier this year. Malone also has his own line of Crocs; launched his own rosé wine this summer; and is creating a professional beer pong league called World Pong League.
The Recording Academy’s 73rd GRAMMY Awards will be hosted by “The Daily Show” star Trevor Noah, airing Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
See the list of Grammy nominees in the Big Four categories:
Record Of The Year
BLACK PARADE – Beyoncé (Beyoncé & Derek Dixie, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer)COLORS – Black Pumas (Adrian Quesada, producer; Adrian Quesada, engineer/mixer; JJ Golden, mastering engineer)ROCKSTAR – DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch (SethinTheKitchen, producer; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, Chris Dennis & Liz Robson, engineers/mixers; Susan Tabor, mastering engineer)SAY SO – Doja Cat (Tyson Trax, producer; Clint Gibbs, engineer/mixer; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer)EVERYTHING I WANTED – Billie Eilish (Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer)DON’T START NOW – Dua Lipa (Caroline Ailin & Ian Kirkpatrick, producers; Josh Gudwin, Drew Jurecka & Ian Kirkpatrick, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer)CIRCLES – Post Malone (Louis Bell, Frank Dukes & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer)SAVAGE – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé (Beyoncé & J. White Did It, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer)
Album Of The Year
CHILOMBO – Jhené AikoBLACK PUMAS (DELUXE EDITION) – Black PumasEVERYDAY LIFE – ColdplayDJESSE VOL.3 – Jacob CollierWOMEN IN MUSIC PT. III – HAIMFUTURE NOSTALGIA – Dua LipaHOLLYWOOD’S BLEEDING – Post MaloneFOLKLORE – Taylor Swift
Song Of The Year
BLACK PARADE – Beyoncé (Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters)THE BOX – Roddy Ricch (Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters)CARDIGAN – Taylor Swift (Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters)CIRCLES – Post Malone (Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters)DON’T START NOW – Dua Lipa (Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters)EVERYTHING I WANTED – Billie Eilish (Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters)I CAN’T BREATHE – H.E.R. (Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters)IF THE WORLD WAS ENDING – JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels (Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters)
Best New Artist
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